ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the first inning, Julio Teheran topped Jose Fernandez in a matchup of young right-handers, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Friday night for their fifth straight win.
The 21-year-old Fernandez (10-6) took his first loss since July 7 but allowed only one hit after Freeman’s homer. He gave up three hits in six innings.
The Marlins have lost five straight.
The 22-year-old Teheran (11-7) yielded one run and four hits in 6 1-3 innings. Each starter had eight strikeouts.
Before facing Freeman in the first, Fernandez had allowed only two homers in his last 15 starts since June 1 — and none in his first five outings this month.
Freeman’s homer off the top of the wall in center field drove in Elliot Johnson, who doubled to right.
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